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Self-help book for landlords

A new Lawpack book aims to help landlords by providing ready-drafted letters for dealing with common letting situations.

Titled Landlords Letters – Plugging the Communication Gap between Landlords and Tenants, it provides guidance on when to use each letter.

Low-cost insurance Britishinsurance.

com has launched low-cost loan insurance. The firm says it costs under a fifth of the average price charged by the top 10 lenders.

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A good year despite the bureaucracy

This year has seen brokers and lenders in the mortgage market learning to live with statutory regulation.Besides brokers getting their heads round this new bureaucracy, there was also the additional problem of general insurance regulation in January.Also, the government’s shock turnaround on the inclusion of residential property in self-invested personal pensions shows there are further […]

Paymentcare finds lenders guilty of bad PPI practice

A report by Paymentcare has slammed high street lenders for failing to alert borrowers when personal loan fees include personal protection insurance, and that there is no obligation to take the cover.

Appointments at Retirement Plus

Retirement Plus, the British Land-backed reversion provider, has appointed Fred Paton and Michelle Martinez as head of sales and operations respectively. Paton was previously national relationship manager at Mortgage Express. Martinez was director of credit and head of risk at Rooftop Mortgages.

Leeds launches another 10-year fixed rate deal

Leeds has launched a 10-year fixed rate product following the success of its Best Buy mortgage. Leeds has launched a similar mortgage for people with smaller deposits. The product is available up to 90% LTV, has no higher lending fee, includes the flexibility of allowing 10% capital repayments each year without penalty and has a […]

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